Surrounded by a studio full of friends and family, Gilles Peterson late last night closed out his final show on BBC Radio 1. Above, you can find an awesome video by sir LeFtO documenting a night not be forgotten.
But fret not, friends! As many of you may have heard, Gilles will be launching a new BBC Radio 6 show starting April 7 on Saturdays from 3PM-6PM.
Folks that missed the momentous event can tune in online to hear the final show.
The final track last night was a humorous little piece titled "The Adventures of Peterson" by none other than Earl Zinger. Take a listen!
It was only in September that we found ourselves celebrating Gilles Peterson's very first legal radio show on BBC Radio 1. Word is that Gilles' Worldwide show has now been taken off BBC Radio 1 after 13 years. We have started a Facebook page to get him back on - please spread the word far and wide. Gilles cannot go!
Giant Step's eighth installment at Hudson welcomes back British DJ and underground tastemaker Benji B on Monday, July 13th.
The once producer for Gilles Peterson's award-winning Worldwide radio show on BBC Radio 1, Benji B has since produced and presented his own Deviation Sessions on BBC 1Xtra for the better part of the last decade. Don't miss Benji spinning his heavy slabs of soulful, summer dance music at New York's best Monday night party.
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Music pioneer Gilles Peterson of Brownswood Recordings & BBC Radio 1 shares the extent of his obsession with Arsenal Football Club and some insight into why he's taking a break.
Check out Gilles Peterson at: myspace.com/gillespeterson
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